Wednesday, January 29

USAC revises election codes with aim of increasing student engagement

Student government elections officials approved revised election codes and modifications to the election calendar in hopes to increase engagement and accessibility. Undergraduate Students Association Council Election Board Chair Kyana Shajari presented revised election codes and the fall special election calendar to the council Wednesday for approval. Read more...

Photo: Undergraduate student government officials voted Wednesday to approve the newly revised election codes and the fall special election calendar. Changes to the codes include a decrease in spending limit to increase accessibility. (Daily Bruin file photo)


After months of bargaining, medical residents reach tentative agreement with UCLA

Resident physicians, fellows and interns won health benefits and union access Wednesday night in their most recent negotiating session with UCLA administration. After 10 months of bargaining with UCLA Health, the administration and residents reached a tentative agreement that includes wage and housing stipend increases, sustained health benefits until 2021 and unrestricted union access in the hospital, said Caleb Williams, a resident physician, in an email statement. Read more...

Photo: The Committee of Interns and Residents at UCLA held a walkout Wednesday to express its concern with proposed cuts to health benefits and union access. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)


USAC recap – August 14

The Undergraduate Students Association Council is the official student government representing the undergraduate student body at UCLA. Council meetings take place every two weeks in the summer in the Bruin Viewpoint Room and are open to all students. Read more...


Fallen tree blocks path near Powell Library, root cause of fall unknown

A tree fell near Powell Library on Monday, blocking a main path to North Campus. The tree, an Aleppo pine, was reported as fallen at 7:48 a.m., said Nurit Katz, executive officer of Facilities Management. Read more...

Photo: An Aleppo pine tree fell near Powell Library on Monday. The Facilities Management grounds team will be working on clearing the area Monday and Tuesday. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


UC successfully negotiates new deal with one labor union, frustrates another

The University of California ended a two-year negotiation with a union this week and met with other unions to continue bargaining. UPTE University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America 9119, a union that represents about 14,000 research and technical workers in the UC, will vote to ratify a new contract with the university this week and announce results Aug. Read more...

Photo: The University Council for the American Federation of Teachers Local 1990 met with University of California representatives Wednesday for a scheduled bargaining session. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)


UCLA professor of medicine charged with possession and distribution of child porn

A professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine was charged with distributing and possessing child pornography, a Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office news release announced Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: A professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine was charged with the distribution and possession of child pornography. He plead not guilty at his arraignment Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times. (Daily Bruin file photo)


USAC Recap – July 31

The Undergraduate Students Association Council is the official student government representing the undergraduate student body at UCLA. Council meetings take place every two weeks in the Bruin Viewpoint Room and are open to all students. Read more...



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